E-Newsletter - March 2019
Welcome to this month's publication of the eNews. In this edition, you will find:
*Boys Basketball Supported
*Students Support St. Joe's
*Valentine Activities
*Sharing Books
*Good Behavior Reward Activities
*Field Trips and School Visitors
*Math Activities
*ISMS Award
*HS Awards and Group Activities
*Staff and Bus Driver Appreciation
*Weather Make Up Days
*Summer Enrichment
Dates to Note: 
March 1 - 4K Dr. Seuss On the Loose at Washington Center
March 2 - Read Across America
March 7 - Family Literacy Night / Dinner at PV
March 8 - Career Speakers at ISMS
March 9 - Pops Concert - ISMS Band at ISMS
March 10 - Daylight Savings Time
March 11 - Board of Education meeting
March 13 - Post-Secondary Fair at HS
March 15 - NO SCHOOL, Staff Development
March 17 - Happy St. Patrick's Day
March 23 - St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 26 - End of Third Quarter
March 30 - Wisconsin Singers at HS
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Community Connections

 The New London community and surrounding communities came out to support the Bulldog Basketball team while also honoring Grant Madsen (#20) and the Madsen family. 
The Little Bulldog Families at Sugar Bush Elementary added lots of love to handmade valentines. These multi-age "families" meet periodically to review the Bulldog Way and work on special activities. The student council delivered all of the creations to St. Joseph's residents on Valentine's Day.
Fourteen guest speakers came in for the monthly Career Speaker Days at the ISMS. Our students are grateful to have the opportunity to hear from community members and parents about their careers. Our next speaker days are March 8 (for agriculture careers) and April 12 (for ANY career!) 
They also talked to them about the weather and many of them said that school would have never been cancelled when they were young!
NLHS HOSA students traveled to St. Joseph's Residence (in the cold) this past week! Mrs. Doran made sure all of the student's cars started on the way there and back. They played winter bingo and a card game called SWAP with the residents.

The 19th Annual POPS Concert will be held on March 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the New London Middle School. To purchase tickets, please contact the New London Middle School office. Proceeds benefit the Intermediate Middle School band program.
Sugar Bush staff and students created a tree to share the goodness they see in others. We hope all had a
Happy Valentine's Day!
Readfield Kindergartners have been exploring big machines in the Mystery Science Program. Roger Krueger brought a plow/dump truck to school. Students enjoyed a look inside, watching the plows and dump move, as well as hearing the air horn! Thanks to Roger and the Waupaca County Highway Department for this fun learning opportunity!

Students at Sugar Bush Elementary participated in the Great Book Giveaway this month. Teachers worked to tidy and update the book room, and students were excited to add to their home libraries. A win, win!
Kilowatt Kitchen: Lots of giggling was happening when a Minneapolis Children’s Theater joined Readfield staff and students with an important message about energy conservation. Thank you to New London Utilities for continuing this annual visit, as the students and staff look forward to it!

Parkview students participated in a school-wide writing activity; students decorated and wrote what they hoped to be "Excellent" at when they get older on a feather. Mrs. Neely and Mrs. Teasdale put together this display for students to get their picture taken with. Can't wait to see what heights the students soar to!
Lincoln Elementary students enjoying their All School Read activities!
Kindergarten students at Sugar Bush Elementary celebrated the 100th Day of School earlier this month.
Lincoln Elementary has a Minute To Win It assembly at the end of each quarter as a reward for good behavior. The Bulldog Bucks students earned for the quarter are then put into a large container where they are drawn out to determine who gets to play the games. Students have a great time cheering for their classmates and teachers who participate!

¡Hola! Students at Parkview Elementary had the opportunity to learn a bit of Español during their lunch recesses on Fridays with Sra. Mertz and Sra. Rios. Here are some first and second graders dancing to songs about body parts!
New London Middle School was a proud recipient of a bronze award for the Safe Routes to School Program . Mrs. Sasse initiated this program assisted by the Fuel Up team and Mrs. Friemark. This program provides safe routes for students at the Middle School and sponsors Walking Wednesdays. The award included recognition for offering biking and walking, as well as signage and markings, for safety around the Middle School.
New London Middle School's show choir , Vocal Motion, competed at Fort Atkinson. The group placed 2nd runner up and the best soloist award was given to NLMS student Kayden Kloehn.
Fifth grade went to NWTC to experience Mind Trekkers, a hands-on science and engineering festival. Students had the opportunity to browse almost 70 exhibits, most featuring hands-on activities.
The Middle School Math Counts team participated in a recent regional competition. All showcased their mathematics talent individually and as a team. Based on his individual score, 7th grader Alex Ozminkowski, will advance to the state level competition. Teacher and advisor, Sam Shackelford, coordinated this awesome learning opportunity.
Seventh grade math students at New London Middle School have been learning the beginnings of Algebra in Ms. Schaal's class. They've been simplifying expressions by combining like terms and solving equations algebraically using algebra tiles to justify their thinking.

Fifth grade students at the ISMS burnt a little energy indoors as the cold weather kept them in from recess. "Just Dance" was a great way to burn some extra energy!
To end their mini research unit about careers, 8th grade ELA students practiced the soft skill employers say is most critical for their employees - communication. The activity put their speaking and listening skills to the test.
Fifth grade students at ISMS use their chromebooks to check out Wonderopolis, a nonfiction website that helps them discover a new wonder each day. They can read or listen to the article, and then check out pictures and videos about the topic, while learning an abundance of new vocabulary words along the way!
Mrs. Thorne's Advanced Placement Calculus BC students were busy at the board teaching each other as they reviewed for their chapter test.
High School Principal Advisory Council provides great insight, suggestion, and momentum for continuous improvement. Proud of our students!
Eighteen NLHS freshmen attended the Teen Symposium with almost 300 other ninth graders from 17 area schools. Students participated in a day of activities to help build, develop, and reinforce leadership skills which was sponsored by the United Way Fox Cities Youth Board.

NLHS staff and students raised $200 for the Teen Symposium students from which 399 cans of soup were purchased for a team building activity at the conference. All the soup was then then donated to area charities.
The NLHS Mock Trial team attended the 2019 Green Bay Region Mock Trial Tournament at the Brown County Courthouse. Two NL teams prepared a very serious case which involved the defendant being charged with one count of First Degree Reckless Homicide. Both teams performed admirably. Great job Bulldogs!

The Freshmen Academy of NLHS recently honored students who earned a 3.3 grade point average (or above) and were an active member in one or more school-sponsored clubs, activities, or sports during the first semester. Sixty-seven students met that goal.

New London High School students shared a night of dancing and camaraderie at the Snowball Dance . Thank you NLHS students, staff and NLHS Student Council members for making the night one to remember!

School Day Notice : Due to the number of days we have missed due to inclement weather, the School District of New London will schedule Friday, April 5 and Friday, May 17 as student contact days . We will also continue to monitor our time and make additional adjustments if need be. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.
New London staff participated along with a number of other districts in Professional Development activities made possible by Cesa 6, Regent Insurance and First Educational Resources. Thank you to students, families and the community for supporting a day off for our staff to grow and learn together.

District Administrator Dennis Krueger, traveled to all the district schools and recognized New London staff for their years of service and dedication to our students and community.

In honor of bus driver appreciation week , the School District of New London would like to recognize all our drivers for their commitment to our students and the district. We are grateful for all you do! Thank you!
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